An exotic 8 days South India tour covering highlighs of kerala will provide you with tranquil moments amidst natural beauty. This customized tour of 8 days accompanied by a private local guide will cover the major tourist destinations like Cochin, Alleppey (Houseboat), Periyar, Munnar, Athirapally and Guruvayoor. Traverse in a comfortable vehicle driven by an expert driver.
This extensive tour of 8 days in South India with us will enable you to enjoy the picturesque beauty, tradition, heritage, art form, dance and many more beside the exotic backwaters for a cherished holiday.
Today after you arrive at the Cochin airport, a representative guide you to a reserved hotel.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Kochi – Alleppey – Houseboats
Today after breakfast and some rest we begin another remarkable phase of the journey; a houseboat trip at Alleppey. As the exotic houseboat sails through the crystalline backwaters of Alleppey, the lush greenery and melodious tweets of birds soothes you from within. These houseboats are no less luxurious than the premium hotel and hence you can spend some memorable time at the houseboat. Along with breakfast, lunch and dinner, there is a night stay at the houseboat.
Houseboat – Alleppey – Periyar
Morning after breakfast disembark your houseboat and drive towards Periyar (Thekkady).
The third phase of the journey starts as we drive to the national park of Periyar. After arrival and checking in the hotel, we reach the forest at afternoon. Scattered over a massive area of 777 sq. kms this well managed national park is the natural habitat of the ferocious tigers, including the white tigers.
As you embark on a safari through the forest, the fragrance and colour of 140 kinds of orchids and flowers and chirps of Malabar grey hornbills, sunbirds, darters and storks greet you. Enjoy some precious time with the avid flora and fauna of the reserve, which includes elephants, sambar, gaur, Indian giant squirrel, Nilgiri Tahr, macaques and langurs.
There is an overnight stay at the hotel. .
Periyar – Munnar
After breakfast, We takes you to a land of tranquillity, Munnar. As you approach Munnar, the green carpet of tea gardens and the pleasant atmosphere rejuvenates your mind and soul. On the way you can get down to enjoy the joyous mood of nature at Cheeyappara waterfalls and bright flowers of Blossom Garden. After checking in the hotel, you can rest and relax at the laps of nature. There is an overnight stay at Munnar.
Munnar – Athirapally – Guruvayur
After breakfast, Greenedgeholidays takes you to Guruvayur, Enroute visit the majestic waterfalls of Athirapally and Vazhachal. Breaking down from the high hills amidst the sholayar Forests, these cascades offer some peaceful moments far from the maddening city crowd. There is an overnight stay at the hotel.
Guruvayoor – Cochin
Today after breakfast we visit the Guruvayur temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna. Witness the unique rituals of India here as the 7 metre high pillar of lamps is lit to worship the God. We also visit Anakotta – Guruvayur Devaswom elephant sanctuary, 3 kms from Guruvayoor to check out the giant 66 elephants at one place. Later drive to Cochin. On arrive check , Overnight at Cochin.
Today after breakfast we set off to explore the exquisite culture and beauty of Kochi, often known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. While the unique Chinese fishing nets takes you back to the 14th century Kochi, the aroma of spices at the Jew Town narrates the colonial history of the city. We also visit Mattancherry, another colonial area of Kochi.
The Mattancherry Palace was built by the Portuguese and the museum treasures rare paintings and murals. While the St. Francis Church is the first European church in India, the Princess Street is best for collecting antiques and souvenirs. The Santa Cruz Basilica is gracious while the Jewish Synagogue is celestial with beautiful mirror work.
At evening you can enjoy the famous Kathakali dance and classical music of Kerala. There is an overnight stay at hotel. There is an overnight stay at Kochi.